Leaders’ Retreat Session of the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit

After the luncheon had concluded, His Majesty, together with The Honourable Prime Minister of Australia as well as other ASEAN Leaders, proceeded for the Leaders' Retreat Session of the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit.

The Leaders' Retreat Session began with a speech by The Honourable Prime Minister of Australia to welcome all ASEAN leaders. This was followed by opening remarks from His Excellency Lee Hsien Loong, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore, as Chairman of ASEAN. During the Retreat Session, His Majesty and other leaders exchanged views on regional and international strategic issues of common interest. Before ending the Retreat Session, the ASEAN and Australia leaders adopted the "Joint Statement of the ASEAN - Australia Special Summit: The Sydney Declaration".

Source: Radio Television Brunei

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